The Notre Dame Fire

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-479417

Despite my age and girth I still have a soldier’s mindset – I can plod on through just about anything:

  • When I developed a tremor in my hand that made painting problematic I switched to cut-paper sculpture.
  • When I lost my teaching gig in Nashville I started teaching creative workshops out of my studio.
  • When I fractured destroyed my right ankle I taught from a wheelchair.

…but for some reason this fire at the Notre Dame has shaken me and I can’t figure out why is proving so hard for me to deal with.

  • Maybe it’s the unsettled state of our world today.
  • Maybe it’s my age.
  • Maybe its  because I love Gothic architecture.

The only Gothic cathedral I’ve seen in person was the Duomo and it’s probably just as well that I saw only the one because my heart couldn’t hold up – I think I went into full-body Stendahl’s syndrome. I studied Gothic Architecture from Mark Hamilton at BYU and I usually dwelt a little longer (than usual) on the subject in my own art history as befits living art you can walk around in.

Stephen Royale created this cardstock model for my class and I think should be shown again given the circumstances.

RoyallCathedral

 

1 thought on “The Notre Dame Fire

  1. I love Gothic architecture and stain glass windows from that time period. And I cannot process the fact this fire happened

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